Staying safe

For some people isolating can bring with it new risks and dangers. People may be at increased risk of domestic abuse, they may have mental health problems and are unable to use their normal coping strategies. They may not be able to speak to professionals face to face for help.

This can be a worrying a difficult time for people with health concerns or if you have a difficult or dangerous living situation. Some of our partners below can help you. Many will not be doing 1:1 appointments as they normally would, but can still offer helplines or web support you can go to if you need it.

  • NHS 111 - Support for those who fear they may be unwell due to COVID -19, call 111 (please use their online support in the first instance).
  • Gloucestershire Constabulary - Get in touch with your local neighbourhood policing team, get advice on staying safe or report a crime. In an emergency dial 999, for non-emergency call 101.
  • Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service (GDASS) - Support and information for anyone experiencing domestic abuse, or if you are worried about a neighbour/friend/family member, call 01452 726570.
  • TIC Plus - Teens in crisis offer support for young people (and their parents) experiencing issues such as anxiety, depression or bereavemen, call 01594 372777 or text 07520 634063.
  • Gloucestershire Rape and Sexual Assault Centre (GRASAC) - Support for anyone experiencing sexual abuse or who has been the victim of sexual assault (not currently taking calls or offering 1:1 support but their website has some support information.
  • Samaritans - A free telephone service for anyone who needs a friendly, supportive ear. They also have general guidance about maintaining or managing your mental health during coronavirus. Call 116123.
  • Victim support - Victim support can help anyone who has been the victim of a crime, call 0808 281 0112.
  • Gloucestershire Health and Care Trust - What to do if you or someone else is experiencing mental health crisis, call 0800 169 0398 or 999 in an emergency.
  • Glosfamilies directory
  • Suicide Crisis -  is based in Cheltenham and offers a safe place where you will be supported and helped through your crisis. The charity has a team of dedicated, caring, well-trained people who provide face to face crisis support. Their new Centre is open 24 hours a day for people at high risk of suicide.